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Heat illness in athletes is 100% preventable. Read about essential pre-event planning, fluid access, schedule modifications and emergency action plans. Hot summer months combined with intense summer training camps present the greatest risk of heat illness, especially in the first week of practices.  Indoor athletes and performers aren't...

It’s not all doom and gloom after undergoing an ACL reconstruction. There are many factors that help dictate success as an athlete attempts to return to sport. Studies show that a good subset can get back to their pre-injury levels and go on to compete...

The pain of swimmer's ear can not just ruin good times in the water but also put a damper on regular life activities. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo courtesy: http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocvarsity/gallery/ndrbkf-wedpolo.jpg[/caption]   Known in medical circles as Otitis Externa, swimmer's ear results from infection and swelling of the outside of the ear. Swimmer's...

ActiveKidMD is proud to act as a Dance Medicine Specialist Partner with the American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts The American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School follows the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. This incorporates a ballet program designed specifically for...

SOLID FOODS There are many reasonable ways to start feeding infants. With just a few guidelines, you should be able to relax and enjoy mealtimes with your child. WHY DO YOU START SOLID FOODS? The main reason you’re introducing solid foods is to increase the pleasure in your...

My dancers with foot, ankle, knee or even hip pain have taught me that the root cause often starts with abnormal motion of the big toe. Dancers however aren't the only ones who suffer from this problem. Recommend that any athlete, dancer, or other type of performer with ankle,...

Told you have asthma but still struggling to breath with exercise? Have throat tightness if running or singing? Start thinking about Vocal Cord Dysfunction! Typical Vocal Cord Dysfunction scenarios: https://youtu.be/kCAUoc-3QZQ What actually happens with Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Key signs of Vocal Cord Dysfunction and how it differs from Asthma: What else could...

Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries. Since there are six players on the court, I will identify six common volleyball injuries with a focus on key prevention tips for players of all ages. [embed]https://youtu.be/ZZSgUcRvobI[/embed] 1) Concussions Most...

“A step-wise concussion return-to-learn progression optimally takes a team approach including the student, family, medical and education teams. Flexibility and creativity in paying attention to individual student needs and concerns can make this process more rewarding for all parties.” This article was originally posted in the CHOC...

A low carb diet may be a sensible option for children or athletes concerned about excessive weight, risk of diabetes and athletic performance. That very phrase may run contrary to common teaching. For example, if you click this link on traditional sports nutrition guides, you will often find...

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